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Sumi Gaeshi (Corner Reversal)

The video by MMA legend and jiu jitsu black belt Leigh Remedios, introduces and explores the Sumi Gaeshi takedown. 
Sumi Gaeshi (Corner Reversal)

by JJB Admin

11 months ago

Leigh Remedios is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Traditional Ju Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do. He is a prolific competitor and has competed internationally in martial arts, including the UFC and Polaris. He has won several prestigious competitions, including the NAGA United Kingdom Grappling Championship belt and European IBJJF no-gi gold medals. Leigh runs a Jiu Jitsu and MMA Academy in Wiltshire, UK.

Leigh's throwing system for Jiu Jitsu is based on a simple gripping strategy and rolling takedowns that resemble guard sweeps. The intention is that Jiu Jitsu players will be able to utilise familiar skills to get a collar grip and turn someone over from underneath.

This variation of Sumi Gaeshi is a strong option for Jiu Jitsu players as the throw involves sitting into a variation of Butterfly Guard and using similar mechanics to a seated sweep. The footwork to initiate the throw provides a massive amount of momentum, and the grip heavily dominates Uke's posture, making this throw close to unstoppable. The application within the throwing system is that Tori had the collar grip, and Uke has reached under the arm. There is an option to take the back, but Uke has turned to defend, opening them up for an entry from the front instead.

This video was filmed at the 2022 JJB Network Seaside Summer Special.



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